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Thread: Naming your Character

  1. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    387 and other resources. I have name lists from different cultures but first and last names. There are great resources on the internet.

    I always come up with the name last after I write my background, because once I have the character fleshed out the name comes to me. I can find it without a doubt. I sometimes like to give names meaning. Look at definitions. If people want more links. I will gladly post it for you if you want to see those resources. is the best of them.
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    Without Star Trek: The Original Series there would be no other Trek Series or Movies regardless of shows rewriting the Series past.

  2. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Herts UK
    I have it easy when it comes to naming new characters. I work in a small company that specialises in helping to reduce the tax burden of UK IT contractors (and those in other industries too!) so I see loads of new names each week.

    That said, I am kind of in the 'A' category. The name has got to suit the character.



    "Wherever you go....there you are!"

  3. #18
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Jacksonville, Arkansas, USA
    I don't think I've ever come up with a name first. I usually come up with a name after I've put some thought into the character's background. Often, my names are variations of common or stereotypical names; for instance, my half-elven sailor is Long Tom Earendil, and my halfling samurai is Bilburo Bagginagai.
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  4. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    fringes of civillization
    With most characters i make, the name usually comes last.
    You want a name that sounds good; this is usually hard with another race.

    "Is Gu'rtz a good Klingon name?"

    With super hero games, the Hero name usually comes first, or during the power acquition phase: "I've got light generation at Amazing, so he's as bright as the sun. Plasma blasts of heat and light. And Energy flight. Guess I'll go with
    SOLAR as his name!" (then comes the si name, which takes forever)
    "Yes, it's the Apocalypse alright. I always thought I'd have a hand in it"
    Professor Farnsworth

  5. #20
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Ballarat, Vic, Australia
    I usually pick one main thing the character will focus on (fire for example) first, then stat out the char (after finding some classes that might fit my idea), do a brief story and usually midway through that, a name comes into my head and there it is.

    For some reason, nearly every character of mine's name has a ' somewhere in it.

  6. #21
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Mount Holly NC
    I usually decide on the character concept first, establish race/ethnicity, then name the character. It's usually the first thing I put on paper. Sometimes it's really easy, other times it's "dig out the character naming book" (from the Writers Guide) (Which I have to borrow from my friend Chris because I don't own a copy ).

    Founder of the Evil Gamemasters Support Group. No, Really.

  7. #22
    I usually start with the personality and background of the character, and then I name them.

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